The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joined together to speak with one voice on drinking water and wastewater issues. The 2011 Water Matters! Fly-In was attended by more than 160 people, from every U.S. state, representing a cross-section of the entire water community. To view a video clip from the event.
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AWWA cheers drinking water protection measures in Farm Bill
The American Water Works Association, the largest association of water professionals in the world, today applauded the U.S. House Agriculture Committee for introducing a Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee today, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-TX, and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-MN, as well as Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-OK, and Subcommittee Ranking Member...
AWWA policy: Reclaimed water for public water supply purposes
The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Reclaimed Water for Public Water Supply Purposes has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the Executive Committee will be reviewed and, if approved, forwarded to the Board of Directors for final action....
Expansion Joints for Potable Water Systems
Water is vital to life. Not only do we need access to clean drinking water, we need the ability to transport it without contamination. For this reason, there are standards that were created for pumping systems to safeguard potable water as it comes into contact with different materials during transport through a piping system. The NSF/ANSI 61 Standard for Drinking Water System Components (published in 1988) establishes the requirements for the piping and mechanical devices (pumps, valves, chemical feeders, etc.)...
AWWA whiteboard animation urges action on Farm Bill to protect drinking water sources
A whiteboard animation produced by the American Water Works Association illustrates how Farm Bill conservation programs along with partnerships between the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA), water utilities and farmers can be key to protecting drinking water sources. Available on AWWA’s YouTube channel and viewed more than 2,100 times, the video points out how Congress can address nutrient runoff issues through the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. “Partnerships between water utilities...
H2O backs clean water project in Nepal
This year, we are once again supporting the non-profit organisation Viva con Agua with a Christmas donation. The organisation builds and maintains water supply systems, enabling a constant supply of water, particularly to schools, public spaces and health centres. This time, we’re sending the donation to the Chitwan region in Nepal. This predominantly rural region is located southwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Although the majority of the population in Nepal has secure access to drinking water,...